The cheapest times to fly from SCO to DTW are

  • March 19th to August 5th
  • September 10th to October 7th
  • late November to early December

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from SCO to DTW is early July. Prices can be as high as $10800 for Monday flights during mid October, or as low as $1113 for Thursday flights around early July.


When to Fly to Detroit

Flying from Aktau (SCO) to Detroit, MI (DTW) will usually cost between $1559 to $5146 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early July with an average ticket price of $2668. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid October, with an average price of $5555. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $2887 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $3879 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SCO to DTW flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the SCO to DTW route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

SCO to DTW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SCO to DTW flight is more expensive than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Aktau. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.41, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to fly to DTW, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into SCO. Mondays are the most expensive days to fly to Detroit, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to Aktau. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $6012 (56%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $2060. Return trip prices are from the DTW to SCO flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from SCO to DTW can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 31 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SCO to DTW

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from SCO to DTW — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Istanbul (SCO > IST > DTW)

  • Price for both tickets: $847
  • Average savings: $3033 (78.18%)

See SCO to SVO flights

Hack #2: Moscow (SCO > SVO > DTW)

  • Price for both tickets: $996
  • Average savings: $2883 (74.32%)

See SCO to IST flights

Hack #3: St. Petersburg (SCO > LED > DTW)

  • Price for both tickets: $1080
  • Average savings: $2800 (72.17%)

See SCO to LED flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SCO to DTW? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Air Astana, Air France, Belavia, Delta, KLM, Lufthansa, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport to Shevchenko Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5854 miles or 9421 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from SCO to DTW?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SCO to DTW flight is about 11 hour 31 minutes.

How many flights go between Aktau and Detroit, MI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 25 available flights from SCO to DTW.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSCO
Origination airport nameShevchenko Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeDTW
Destination airport nameDetroit Metro Wayne County Airport
CityDetroit, MI
Countrythe United States


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